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Solved Bejeweled twist not working


#1
Installed Windows 8 and everything works well... except Bejeweled Twist. Have tried every compatibility setting and tweak I can think of, have uninstalled and reinstalled the game twice, and all I get is the "Bejeweled Twist has stopped working" error message. Game will not operate at all. I'm open to suggestions at this point.

Comp info:
OS: Windows 8 x64
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97
CPU: AMD FX-8350 8 Core Processor @ 4.0 GHz
Graphic card: HIS Ice-Q AMD Radeon 6670 w/2GB memory
RAM: 16 GB DDR3
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Self Built
    CPU
    AMD FX-8350 8 Core Processor 4 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A97
    Memory
    16 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB
    Sound Card
    Internal
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S271HL 27 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080p
    Hard Drives
    2 Seagate Barracuda 2GB Internal Hard Drives
    1 Seagate GoFlex 2 GB External Drive w/USB3.0
    PSU
    Rocketfish 900W Modular
    Case
    In Win Mana 134
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless Wave K350
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless M510
    Internet Speed
    6 MB downstream/76 kbps upstream
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome, IE
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

maxknux

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#2
Well looking at the System Requirements from the site:
Bejeweled Twist

[TD="class: sys_req"]OS:
[/TD]

Windows XP/Vista

[TD="class: sys_req"]Memory (RAM):
[/TD]

256 (minimum); 512+ (recommended) MB RAM

[TD="class: sys_req"]Processor:
[/TD]

1.2 GHz or faster

[TD="class: sys_req"]DirectX Version:
[/TD]

8 (minimum); 9.0c+ (recommended)

[TD="class: sys_req"]Internet:
[/TD]

Internet connection is required to register both the download and back-up CD-ROM versions of the game



Since you already tried Compatibility Mode then I think the game is just Not compatible but according to the community at Windows Compatibility center where 3 people says it works.
Windows 8 Compatibility for Bejeweled Twist version 1 from PopCap Games


I suggest you just buy the game on Windows Store for $5:

Bejeweled LIVE app for Windows in the Windows Store

It is updated to use Xbox Live thing.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Sony VAIO VPCF136FM
    CPU
    Intel i7 Q 740 Quad @ 1.73 GHz (Boast to 2.83 GHz)
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
    Sound Card
    Sound System: Intel® High Definition Audio w/ Dolby® Home Theater® v3
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop Screen Size: 16.4"
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive SATA 6Gbps 64MB Cache 2.5-Inch ST1000LM014; Type: Serial ATA-600; Speed: 5400 rpm
    Keyboard
    QWERTY, 103 keys with 2.0mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch; Backlit; 10 Key Numeric Pad
    Mouse
    Electro-static touchpad (Multi-Finger); Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse
    Internet Speed
    105 Mbs Down/ 10 Mbs Up
    Browser
    Edge; Firefox; Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton Security
    Other Info
    Sony Support Page:
    http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=VPCF136FM
    Specs Doc:
    http://www.docs.sony.com/release/specs/VPCF136FMB_mksp.pdf
#3
Oh that really helps. Suggesting I spend more money on a game I already have. Thanks a lot.

Now, can anyone out there give me some HELPFUL advice?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Self Built
    CPU
    AMD FX-8350 8 Core Processor 4 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A97
    Memory
    16 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB
    Sound Card
    Internal
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S271HL 27 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080p
    Hard Drives
    2 Seagate Barracuda 2GB Internal Hard Drives
    1 Seagate GoFlex 2 GB External Drive w/USB3.0
    PSU
    Rocketfish 900W Modular
    Case
    In Win Mana 134
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless Wave K350
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless M510
    Internet Speed
    6 MB downstream/76 kbps upstream
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome, IE
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

maxknux

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Posts
92
#4
Well The game was made for previous OS and The suggestion is pretty easy but if you insist.

The other way is if you Have Windows 8 and copy of XP or previous OS that worked with game with the Key then you can use Hyper-V
Here is Link on how to get started:
Run virtual machines on Windows 8 with Client Hyper-V - Microsoft Windows

One you get your virtual System of XP (or vista, win7) then you just install the game on it.

The problem is that virtual system probably can't do the graphics really well so the game might fail.

Here blog post on why Hyper V has problems with 3-D games:
Understanding High-End Video Performance Issues with Hyper-V - Ben Armstrong - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

You can do a search on how to run a game in a virtualized box system whether through a virtual OS or some type of emulator that some person develop for games. I am sure you can spend time and find some solution but if I were you I would just take the easy route.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Sony VAIO VPCF136FM
    CPU
    Intel i7 Q 740 Quad @ 1.73 GHz (Boast to 2.83 GHz)
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
    Sound Card
    Sound System: Intel® High Definition Audio w/ Dolby® Home Theater® v3
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop Screen Size: 16.4"
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive SATA 6Gbps 64MB Cache 2.5-Inch ST1000LM014; Type: Serial ATA-600; Speed: 5400 rpm
    Keyboard
    QWERTY, 103 keys with 2.0mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch; Backlit; 10 Key Numeric Pad
    Mouse
    Electro-static touchpad (Multi-Finger); Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse
    Internet Speed
    105 Mbs Down/ 10 Mbs Up
    Browser
    Edge; Firefox; Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton Security
    Other Info
    Sony Support Page:
    http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=VPCF136FM
    Specs Doc:
    http://www.docs.sony.com/release/specs/VPCF136FMB_mksp.pdf
#5
Sorry about the attitude earlier... was frustrated and it wasn't called for. My mistake.

I went to the links at your suggestion, but it seems my motherboard does not support Hyper-V as it doesn't show up and Powershell is frustrating to use. I ended up downloading VMWare Player and trying it out, and it works well.

Thanks for the help.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Self Built
    CPU
    AMD FX-8350 8 Core Processor 4 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A97
    Memory
    16 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB
    Sound Card
    Internal
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S271HL 27 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080p
    Hard Drives
    2 Seagate Barracuda 2GB Internal Hard Drives
    1 Seagate GoFlex 2 GB External Drive w/USB3.0
    PSU
    Rocketfish 900W Modular
    Case
    In Win Mana 134
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless Wave K350
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless M510
    Internet Speed
    6 MB downstream/76 kbps upstream
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome, IE
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security